02 SEP 2007 General News Osaka, Japan

Calm and cool, Jamal bears Helsinki in mind en route to Osaka gold

Osaka, JapanMost athletes lock themselves away in their hotel rooms the day before a competition and cut themselves off entirely from every possible distraction. Not Maryam Jamal. The women’s 1500m gold medalist spent Saturday walking about Osaka with her manager Jacky Delapierre shopping and having a lunch of Kobe beef at a Japanese restaurant.

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